Patent Number: 6,170,348

Title: Swing arm transmission for driving sheet feed mechanism of a printingdevice media input tray

Abstract: A transmission for transmitting power from a printing device drive to drive a media pick roller to pick individual sheets of print media from a supply tray through the printing device without the necessity of requiring a separate pick roller motor and controls. The transmission uses a sun gear and a planet gear with a cam track and follower to move the planet gear into and out of driving relationship with the pick roller.

Inventors: Faucher; Paul (Escondido, CA), Gustafson; Michael (San Diego, CA), Emmenegger; Stephan (San Diego, CA)


International Classification: B41J 13/02 (20060101); B65H 3/06 (20060101); F16H 003/34 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2013